Course Title: Work with diverse people

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5365 Diploma of Nursing

Course Title: Work with diverse people

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

EMPL7092C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term2 2017

EMPL7109C

Bundoora Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face

Term1 2017,
Term2 2017

Course Contact: Leeanne Mond

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254837

Course Contact Email: leeanne.mond@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

 

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

 

This course applies to all workers.

 

This course includes a Work Integrated Learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.


This course includes clinical placement

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites for this unit of competency



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

Elements:

1. Reflect on own perspectives

2. Appreciate diversity and inclusiveness, and their benefits

3. Communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and situations

4. Promote understanding across diverse groups


Learning Outcomes

 

The critical learning for this course takes place in clinical placement within the health sector and within simulations in RMIT laboratories.

As a student in this course you will be instructed in skills through demonstration, modelling and role-play. Skills development is supported by lectures on theory and underpinning knowledge, classroom discussions, group work, research and reflective practice.

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Reflect on own perspectives

    1.1 Identify and reflect on own social and cultural perspectives and biases

    1.2 Work with awareness of own limitations in self and social awareness

    1.3 Use reflection to support own ability to work inclusively and with understanding of others

    1.4 Identify and act on ways to improve own self and social awareness

  2. Appreciate diversity and inclusiveness, and their benefits

    2.1 Value and respect diversity and inclusiveness across all areas of work

    2.2 Contribute to the development of work place and professional relationships based on appreciation of diversity and inclusiveness

    2.3 Use work practices that make environments safe for all

  3. Communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and situations

    3.1 Show respect for diversity in communication with all people

    3.2 Use verbal and non-verbal communication constructively to establish, develop and maintain effective relationships, mutual trust and confidence

    3.3 Where a language barrier exists, use effective strategies to communicate in the most efficient way possible

    3.4 Seek assistance from interpreters or other persons according to communication needs

  4. Promote understanding across diverse groups

    4.1 Identify issues that may cause communication misunderstandings or other difficulties

    4.2 Where difficulties or misunderstandings occur, consider the impact of social and cultural diversity

    4.3 Make an effort to sensitively resolve differences, taking account of diversity considerations

    4.4 Address any difficulties with appropriate people and seek assistance when required


Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks

Early Assessment Task: 

Part A Research assignment Q & A

Part B Video presentation

This assessment task supports Course learning Outcomes (CLOs) 1, 2 & 4


Assessment Task 2:  

Reflection based on clinical placement

This assessment task supports Course learning Outcomes (CLOs) 1, 2, 3 & 4

Assessment Task 3: Clinical placement

This assessment task supports knowledge assessment

 

Students are provided with an assessment overview for the course and a descriptor for each assessment task.

Feedback is provided on each assessment.